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George Armstrong Custer

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Custer, George Armstrong (1839–76), controversial U.S. cavalry officer. Custer proved himself an outstanding Union cavalry leader during the Civil War. Appointed as a lieutenant colonel in 1866, he joined General Hancock's successful expedition against the Cheyenne. He was killed in the famous battle of Little Bighorn.

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